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Fort Irwin’s booming celebration

Fort Irwin celebrated our nation’s birthday with a mud run and a festival that included a concert and fireworks here, July 2. The fun began with the “Mud and Guts Run” that Wednesday morning, a couple of days before Independence Day. Approximately 600 participants attended the five-kilometer obstacle course run and children participated in a…

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MP professional development provides for safer installation

G.A. Volb Fort Irwin military police perform training on managing a combative suspect. Fort Irwin’s military police recently concluded professional development, holding several weeks of both classroom and hands-on instruction. The intent of the course was to improve on basic law enforcement skills of Fort Irwin’s military police, who already received three weeks of law…

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What have we done for you lately?

Day in and day out, our Soldiers and Families go through the daily struggles of living on an isolated installation, such as Fort Irwin. Family and MWR is committed to providing exceptional quality life experiences to ensure the community receives services that are truly commensurate with the sacrifices and services our servicemembers and Families give…

Gustavo Bahena Salutes & Awards

NCOs graduate Battle Staff course

Gustavo Bahena (Bottom row) Sergeant 1st Class Dawn Garcia, Sgt. 1st Class Alex Garcia-Martell, Staff Sgt. Gilbert Morales, Sgt. 1st Class Landis Titman, Sgt. 1st Class David Shreve and Staff Sgt. Jontrel Evans-Brown. (Top row) Sgt. 1st Class RoDerick Jones, Staff Sgt. Mark McLaughlin, Staff Sgt. Brando Oakley, Master Sgt. Derek Swanson, Sgt. 1st Class…

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Cheetahs dash to track and field competition

Courtesy Photo The Cheetahs track team, coaches and parents gather for a group photo. Known as the “Cheetahs!,” the Fort Irwin CYS Sports Track and Field Team made up of 25 children (ages 7-14) ventured as far as their little feet could carry them – all the way to the state finals for the 37th…


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Health & Safety

Breast Cancer Prevention: Are we what we eat?

Posted  October 11, 2012

Research suggests that the typical American diet may be at least partly responsible for about 30 to 40 percent of all cancers. However, it is doubtful that diet alone is the “cause” or “cure” of cancer. There is no “magic bullet,” whether it is medicine, food, dietary supplements, or herbals, to prevent breast cancer. Although…

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Statistics show bullying increasing, but mitigating problem possible

Posted  October 11, 2012

Military servicemembers and civilian personnel attended the recent International Violence Abuse and Trauma Conference, where experts provided information and possible solutions to a wide range of problems afflicting our families. I had the opportunity to attend the conference and learn about the problem of bullying in greater detail. Statistics, descriptions, and mitigating techniques were discussed….

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Thank you for your hospitality, love, support, and significant contributions to our healing

Posted  October 11, 2012

Recently the Fort Irwin community hosted my husband, retired Capt. Ed Colley, and me for the Suicide Prevention Stand-Down, Sept. 18. We were impressed by many things. We understand that in today’s fiscal climate, where every military member and organization is pushed to “do more with less,” carving out an entire day to address issues…

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Road rage, aggressive driving dangerous

Posted  October 11, 2012

The term “Road Rage” originated during the years 1987 and 1988, when a local television station reported on the rash of freeway shootings occurring on Interstates 10, 110 and 405 in Los Angeles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, road rage is defined as “an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous…

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Collaborative effort increases safety, saves resources

Posted  October 11, 2012

Fort Irwin Ammo Supply Point personnel assemble Vehicle Emergency Signal Kits and improve safety by maintaining the integrity of the pyrotechnics inside the container. Proper reporting and feedback from National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilian and contract employees to the United States Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center resulted in the…

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New Army Child & Youth Fee Policy implemented

Posted  October 11, 2012

On Oct. 1, the Army Child & Youth Fee Policy for fiscal year 2012-13 was implemented for Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Middle School & Teen Programs, SKIES Unlimited Instructional Programs, Youth Sports & Fitness, and Army Community Based Programs. New Family Child Care fees will be implemented on Nov. 1. Ten percent will…

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Don’t do it

Posted  October 11, 2012

The first all enlisted court-martial, convened in France in July 1953. The UCMJ was drafted in 1949, approved in 1950, and took effect on May 31, 1951 during the Korean War. It was the most comprehensive change in military law in America’s history, providing individual Soldier’s with needed legal safeguards and establishing a system of…

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Stop the bullying!

Posted  October 4, 2012

Raina Hoy and Alyssa R. Avilas show their support for the anti-bullying campaign at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. The girls are members of the Middle School and Teen Center program on the installation. Our children are being bullied here. Our campaign to stop it officially begins October 10. Join us in this…

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Army Profession applies to Civilians, Soldiers at the National Training Center

Posted  October 4, 2012

The Army’s new program – the Army Profession – applies to every Department of the Army and non-appropriated Civilian and Soldier at the National Training Center. I consider everyone serving and working at the NTC a professional! One of the many reasons I conducted, Sept. 17, an inaugural Town Hall meeting with NTC Civilian supervisors…

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted  October 4, 2012

October brings national awareness to one of the leading causes of death to women – breast cancer. In an effort to bring awareness, the Breast Cancer Awareness Committee of Weed Army Community Hospital will be hosting events for the Fort Irwin community this month. To kick off the campaign, the BCAC will host a luncheon…

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